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The Trafalgar Square Treasure Hunt and Drinks Reception

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Artists and Artisans Treasure Hunt

Spend the afternoon exploring Trafalgar Square on Saturday 12 Aug 2017

Your adventure begins near the Sainsbury Wing entrance of the National Gallery.

Come and collect your explorer packs before setting off to discover heritage around the Trafalgar Square area.

Venture along streets and down alleyways, discovering interesting items as you hunt down answers to clues.

Explore gardens on your quest to solve puzzles and challenges.

When you have completed your mission, the fun continues with the after hunt party. Share your stories with other hunters over a drink while the scores are calculated and prizes awarded.

Will your team have scored enough to claim the winning prize?

 

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Treasure Hunt app offers adventures around London and Cardiff

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Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting with Treasure Hunts in London
Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting

Discovering history in London and Cardiff just got even more exciting thanks to these fun treasure hunts you can play on your phone. Challenge your powers of observation as you explore London streets and parks or experience the National Museum in Cardiff.

Receive clues and hints directly to your phone or tablet. Follow the trail and learn interesting facts with each correct answer. The hunts are available for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets via the ClueKeeper app.

The hunts take around two hours and can be used as a walking tour of each location. There are currently five Treasure Hunts in London self guided hunts to choose from:-

Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting with Treasure Hunts in London
Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting

Explore Green Spaces with a new self guided treasure hunt

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Discover parks and gardens in Vauxhall

Take your friends and family on a treasure hunt exploring some of the parks and gardens in the Vauxhall area of London.

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Pumping iron in a vauxhall park – www.scavengerhunts.london

Explore from Kennington to Waterloo using the latest Treasure Hunts in London heritage  adventure.

You will visit eight parks and gardens, three of which have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award. As well as large parks, you will discover small areas that are an oasis within a dense urban setting. Along the way discover some of the history of the area.

 

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www.scavengerhunts.london – treasure found in kennington flower garden

Available on ClueKeeper

  • The app gives you the clues and lets you submit answers directly on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Currently available for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

 

Searching for something to do for Father’s Day?

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Are you looking for something different to do with your family around Father’s Day?

Would you like to take Dad, and the rest of the crew, around London, but not sure where to go?

Want to help Dad release his inner Indiana Jones into the bargain?

Treasure Hunts In London have got you covered with a treasure hunt exploring Piccadilly !

Take Dad on a Treasure Hunts In London adventure

The Father’s Day Treasure Hunt

The Father’s Day Treasure Hunt takes place on Sunday 18th June 2017.

This is a full afternoon of entertainment, exploring the area around Piccadilly.

By taking part in this intriguing quest, you and your guests will discover commemorations to people who were nice and to some that were a little bit naughty. Search to find answers to the clues and take part in challenges and photo assignments. Try your best to win points as prizes are awarded to the winners and there are chances for bonus prizes along the way.

After the hunt, enjoy a drinks reception in a Listed building.

With three hours of fun what are you waiting for?

Book your tickets today!

Exploring Piccadilly

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Starting at the Royal Academy, our latest hunt involved exploring Piccadilly.

Teams were formed in the Annenberg Courtyard overlooked by a statue of Joshua Reynolds. He was one of the Royal Academy’s founders and was their first president, holding the position from 1768 until his death in 1792.

Known for his portraits, some of Reynold’s subjects were women whose behaviour could be considered a little Naughty.  Women, such as his close friend Kitty Fisher, who was a high-class prostitute. Although it was rumoured she was his mistress this was never proved.

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Reynolds with nice decoration!

Which leads us into the subject of the treasure hunt….

Naughty Or Nice

Piccadilly contains a lot of famous and infamous history and this treasure hunt enables you to discover some naughty as well as nice heritage.

After hunt reception

Instead of our usual after hunt cream tea, this time we had a Prosecco reception at the Jewel Bar just off Piccadilly Circus.

This is a grade II listed building built in 1909. It is of historic interest as it is an early 20th century commercial building combining the designs of two notable architects – Edward Keynes Purchase and Reginald Blomfield.

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Blomfield, who designed the ground floor façade was the chief architect employed to remodel John  Nash’s Regent Street designs during the 1910s and 20s.

 

Want to book your own adventure? Contact Treasure Hunts In London

The world is a stage

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Totus mundus agit histrionem!

In other words, “the whole world is a playhouse”. It was the motto of the Globe theatre and was slightly re-worded by William Shakespeare into “All the world’s a stage” in As You Like It.

The current Globe Theatre stands a few hundred yards from the site of the original Globe. This iconic building was built thanks to the Shakespeare’s Globe Trust initiated by the American actor and director Sam Wanamaker.

A group of us had a tour around the exhibition, followed by a demonstration of Elizabethan dress. I always wondered how people coped before buttons!

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Elizabethan Theatre

Plays were performed in the courtyards of inns, college halls, inns and private houses until 1576. Then the actor-manager James Burbage built the Theatre in Shoreditch with his brother-in-law John Brayne. This was the first purpose-built playhouse in London. William Shakespeare joined the resident troupe at the Theatre in the 1580s.

Elizabethan theatres could attract up to 3000 people and were used for bear baiting and gambling as well as for plays. This lead to a rise in crime, fighting and drinking in the area. Following objections by the public as well as objections from the Church and the City of London Officials, London’s authorities banned the public presentation of plays and all theatres within the City limits in 1596.

In  1598 the theatre company leased a plot near the Rose theatre in Southwark. They demolished the Theatre in Shoreditch, and used the timber to build a new playhouse in Southwark, called the Globe. Some members of the company, including  Shakespeare, were offered shares in the new building by James Burbage’s sons Cuthbert and Richard. Work started on The Globe theatre in 1597. It was completed in 1598. The Globe was built in a  Coliseum style.

During a performance of Henry VIII in 1613, wadding from a stage cannon ignited the thatched roof . The Globe burned down and had to be rebuilt. The next Globe theatre had a tiled roof. Shakespeare’s company used the new Globe until 1642 when the Puritan administration ordered the closure of all theatres. It was demolished in 1644.

 

Discover literary heritage in Southwark

Southwark was home to many great writers, not just Shakespeare and the borough contains a lot of literary heritage.

Treasure Hunts in London offer a private treasure hunt that explores some of the literary connections of the area. Contact Treasure Hunts in London to discuss booking a private treasure hunt for your team.

 

Park Life Easter Treasure Hunts

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Get your thinking caps and comfy shoes on and come exploring Lambeth parks 

This Easter bring your friends and family on a treasure hunt through the parks of Vauxhall.

As well as some large parks, find smaller areas that are like an oasis within the dense urban setting. Discover nature. Not just trees, flowers and plants, but animals and insects along the way.

Oh, and did I mention that the clues for this hunt will be Haiku’s?

Vauxhall Treasure Hunt by Treasure Hunts in London

Tickets are available for

Friday 14th April and Saturday 15th April

Park Life Easter Treasure Hunt by Treasure Hunts in London

Friday 14th April 2017

 

Park Life Easter Treasure Hunt by Treasure Hunts in London

 

Saturday 15th April 2017